He married Kathleen Rogers and together they have 3 children, "Little" Dave
(Tammy), Debbie Hill (Clark), and Diane Backman (Jeff). Though they were later
divorced they remained close friends. He married Sharon Layton, later divorced.
Married Charlene Dalton who stayed faithfully by his side for 20 years until
He was an honest and principled man. Dad could literally do anything and loved
helping and would be the first there for family and friends with anything they
needed. Dad's dedication to provide for his family and his incredible work ethic
are simply unmatched. He worked for United Airlines for 30 years and also had his
own concrete business. Having his own business not only helped him provide for our
family but allowed him to mentor and teach so many the importance of hard work.
Dad kept a beautiful yard and even though he didn't swim he put in a swimming
pool that would provide years of happy memories for family and friends. Dad's passions
were family, hunting, fishing and sports. He especially enjoyed watching his children,
grandchildren and great children in anything they were doing or playing. He was so
proud of all their accomplishments and spoke often of how proud he was of them all.
He was thrilled when he got to be on the field when his grandson coached the Herriman
High Mustangs with 2 of his great-grandsons on the team to their first state
He is survived by his wife; his children; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren
with one on the way; sisters, Joan and Zelma; and brother, Doug. He is preceded in
death by his parents; sisters; Marie, Jeannie and Zora; brothers; Ray and Eddie; and
granddaughter, Chelsie Hill.
We have many wonderful memories that dad has left us and we would love if you have
a special memory that you share it with us at Debphill83@gmail.com or peelfuneralhome.com
At Dad's request there will be no formal services. Our family has planned a casual open
house on August 18, 2018 from 1 pm-5 pm at 3689 South. 5725 West, West Valley City, Utah
Published in the Deseret News on August 12, 2018